Invicta CEO Proves Very Generous


Written by: Jason Garoutte

In May of 2012, a soldier in the U.S. Army was supposed to receive a care package from his family, of which contained a new Invicta brand wristwatch. The package never made it to the Lieutenant, as it was stolen from a postal worker at JFK International Airport.

 

The CEO of Invicta, Eyal Lalo, heard about this story online and immediately took action. Through online social media and news networks, he was able to locate where the Lieutenant was stationed so he could replace the stolen watch. He did just that and more.

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Not only did he replace the watch that was originally stolen, but he sent the other 48 soldiers in the Lieutenant’s platoon an Invicta watch as well. All in all, Lalo sent out over $70,000 worth of watches overseas to show support for the troops, in this case stationed in Germany.

 

Invicta Watch Group has been generous in many other situations as well. They helped found and operate the non-profit Invicta Care Foundation which provides aid to a multitude of causes.

 

In 2005, The Invicta Care Foundation raised $127,846 to support disaster relief causes related to Hurricane Katrina. The donation was given to the American Red Cross to help those in need after the hurricane’s destruction.

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In 2010, The Invicta Care Foundation financially supported the Emmaus Medical Mission to help the poverty stricken community of Mindo, Ecuador.

 

This kind of generosity tends to go unnoticed in such a busy world. Lately, with the economy being in recession CEOs of major companies are under alot of criticism for greed-induced actions in the public eye. The age of Occupy Wall St. strikes and protests are very reflective of the public’s view of big business.

 

It’s refreshing to see the CEO of Invicta proving just the opposite with his numerous generous offerings. In the end, Invicta continues to make luxury watches here in the US- and you can bet the next time someone is in need or disaster strikes, CEO Eyal Lalo will be there to set a stellar philanthropic example for all big business to follow.

  • Carlos Henriquez

    You can be as generous as many
    other big corporations and have a non-profit and do humanitarian things. But,
    if you do not stand behind your product by providing warranty and great
    customer service. Your company is worthless. They care nothing about the customer
    or customer satisfaction. They make you pay for shipping and repair costs for
    watches that are still under warranty. They say they have to send out watch to
    Japan for service and it takes three months to get service. When they can’t fix
    your watch they tell you they can’t replace with same watch because out of
    stock and don’t know when or if they will get again. Tell you they will send
    you a replacement of their choice. It looks nothing and does not have the same
    features as the watch I sent in for repair. They tell you, you have a certain
    credit amount for your watch which is less than what you paid for your watch
    when you purchased new. They want you to pay more to get a comparable
    replacement watch. I have been dealing with these issues since December 2012.
    Requesting for my case to be forwarded to a supervisor to contact me. It was
    not until I threatened to file complaint with CEO/President and go on social
    media and tell as many people as I could about their actions or lack of. That I
    finally received a call left on my home answering machine from a Vicky “no
    last name” stating she was a supervisor. I am a firefighter/paramedic and
    work a 24 hour work week and was not home all day the day she called also had doctor’s
    appointment the following morning straight out of work and didn’t get home till
    1pm. In the message she left you could sense the frustration in her voice
    because she was not able to reach me after 4 calls. I should be the one that
    should be frustrated. I bought a watch for $139 still being under warranty and
    had to pay to send watch as well as return shipment at $28 each way. After two
    attempts to repair I received my watch back with the same problem. I’m out a
    total of $195 and don’t have a working watch. They want to replace with a non equivalent
    model. When pointed out that they have similar look alike model than the one I
    had they want me to pay more for that replacement. Saying that the replacement
    cost more than my watch. Even when ShopNBC had same watch on sale price equivalent
    to what I paid for my watch. They said they can’t offer me the same sale price.
    It’s all very frustrating and after reading the Better Business Bureau report
    and many watch forums. I see I’m not alone. They have hundreds of complaints
    towards this watch company. Please help me get word out. Thank you.